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Winter Driving

Unsafe driving maneuvers including harsh acceleration and braking, sharp turns (cornering), and speeding over 80 mph become even more dangerous in winter weather conditions. Staying on top of driver safety is important.

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Blizzak LT Winter Tires

Designed for heavy-duty pickup trucks and SUVs, the new Blizzak LT has superior handling and control in "the toughest winter weather."

Mich. Tow Truck Crash

Despite slick road conditions, a driver fails to slow down when approaching a tow truck parked on the side of a Michigan highway. Dashcam video courtesy of the Michigan State Police and WTHR. For the full safety tip, click here.

Safety Tips for Winter Driving Conditions

Winter weather amplifies the danger of being stranded, broken down or involved in an accident, and not being properly prepared with basic travel needs such as food, blankets, and water can lead to life-threatening scenarios.

Don't Crowd the Plow

The Lake County Division of Transportation in Illinois offers advice on how to safely share the road with snow-plow trucks. Video via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.

How Traction Control Works

A vehicle's traction control system restricts wheel spin when accelerating on slippery surfaces. But there are two specific situations when traction control isn't advantageous and should be turned off. For the full safety tip, click here. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council.